Looking for a Barn Dance or Ceilidh Band in Berkshire, Oxfordshire or South of England?

 The Aldbrickham Barn Dance Band is a highly recommended band for your wedding or special event.  They specialise in country dancing (or barn dancing) and come with their own caller who will guide you through a variety of enjoyable dances.   The Aldbrickham Band perform mainly English traditional country-dance music and dances, but can include Scottish, Irish and American dances on request. The name 'Aldbrickham' is Thomas Hardy's fictitious name for Reading, where the band is based.

The Aldbrickham Band regularly performs for barn dances at weddings receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries and other functions. They have also performed at theatres (including the Reading Hexagon and The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), arts centres and folk-festivals in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the South of England.  The band can also perform music and songs for listening to if preferred, with vocalist - Marianne Segal.

 PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDER THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES there is no certainty that barn-dances will be possible in the near future. However you are welcome to make a provisional booking for 2021 - with the understanding that either party might cancel at any time. There is no requirement for a deposit to hold your date.

You have a choice of different line-ups to suit your occasion :

a) An ‘acoustic’ band - with a variety of traditional instruments, including melodeon, concertina, fiddle and cello. Most suited to smaller venues /functions.     

b) A larger ‘electric’ band - with melodeon and fiddle alongside the more modern rhythmic sounds of electric guitar, bass and drums. More suited to larger venues / functions. (See the video film of this band in action - by clicking on 'Video' on top of this page.)

The Aldbrickham Barn Dance Band has played for barn dances in Reading, Berkshire, Abingdon, Swindon, Oxford, Bracknell, Binfield, Ascot, Maidenhead, Newbury, Thatcham, Basingstoke, Goring, Henley, Marlow, Wallingford, Pangbourne, Slough, Windsor, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West London.


Never Been To A Barn-Dance Before?

 You need not worry if it's new to you! - the band's friendly, expert caller will tell you exactly what to do, and ‘call’ the dances for you.

The caller will make it great fun and enjoyable for all – from the complete beginner to the more experienced dancer.

The selection of dances will be tailored to suit those taking part .


How To Contact The Aldbrickham Band

For more information, price or to book The Aldbrickham Band contact:

John on 0118 942 1809 or E-mail your enquiry to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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